By Emmanuel Adeleke
British-Nigerian singer and songwriter, Azeez Sanyaolu, popularly known as Naira Marley, on Monday, released his debut album, ‘God’s Timing The Best.’
The singer had teased his fans with a snippet of the album on his Twitter page, on Sunday.
“My first Album GTTB out midnight May 30. ‘God’s timing’s the Best’ for real. Marlians, are you ready?” Naira Marley wrote.
Mixed reactions have however trailed the release of the album as some fans commended the singer while critics knocked him.
Faulting the singer’s album release date, @unclebayotics, tweeted:“Naira Marley dropped the first album of his career. No PR, no hype, nothing. He still dropped it on a Monday morning. Does he think he’s Wizkid or something?”
But @mbahdeyforyou justified the release date, saying: “Naira Marley drop the album on Monday morning because marlians no dey go work.”
“This Naira Marley album anything worst than rubbish should qualify it,” @oba_leks asserted.
“Naira Marley should just quit music and focus on smoking,” @chocolekan advised.
Some fans, however, hailed the singer for the efforts put into the album .
A tweep, @snehqueenbee, said: “It seems Naira Marley recorded most of these songs in 2019. It’s not a bad album.”
“Naira Marley’s album isn’t as bad as you people are making it seem,” @frahan_oa, said.
The Marlian Records boss had hosted a listening party on Sunday night ahead of the album release.
Over 14 hours after the release of the album, GTTB had jumped to no 1 spot on Apple Music’s top Nigerian albums chart.
The 14-track album is the singer’s first since his 2017 single, ‘Issa Goal’, pushed him to the limelight. Naira Marley has two Extended Plays, ‘Lord of Lamba and ‘Gotta Dance.’